The Taste Academy

The Taste Academy offers a variety of educational opportunities to learn more about our local food sources, how to prepare foods and the culinary history of St. Augustine.  The Academy ‘courses’ take place at various sites throughout St. Johns County, such as restaurants, bars, bakeries or gardens!

Patrons of the Academy will also receive free admission to “The Taste of St. Augustine”, another one of our major fundraising events that is a large celebration of local food, breweries, wineries and music!!  The Academy allows culinary enthusiasts and perpetual students the opportunity to delve deeper into our area’s culture and heritage first hand, while learning from the experts!

Get Tickets HERE: Academy Tickets
Workshop Schedule 2017
 1) “A Taste of Tuscany (with a St. Augustine Twist)” – Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 pm

Where: Terra & Acqua – 134 Sea Grove Main St.

What’s included: Dinner and wine tastings, a take-home information sheet about the Tuscan food and wine experience, along with a pint of Ribollita (traditional Tuscan bread soup)!

2) “Chocolate Tastes Around the World (and How They are Brought Home to St. Augustine)” – Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 pm

Where: Crème de la Cocoa – 299 San Marco Ave.

What’s included:  Instruction on chocolate/desserts around the world, demonstration of chocolate/desserts plus samples.  Plus, take home a box of mini-macarons (and any leftover dessert samplings!).

Participating Restaurants In 2017:

Creme de la Cocoa                                        Terra & Aqua